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International Volunteer Opportunities

As part of our commitment to continued global social impact, NPCA is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to offer international volunteer opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former Peace Corps staff, and others who are interested. Please note: these are not Peace Corps Volunteer or Peace Corps Response postings.
 

Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F)

 

DUE TO COVID-19, SOME FARMER-TO-FARMER (F2F) ACTIVITIES HAVE PIVOTED TO REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS. 

IN-COUNTRY ASSIGNMENTS HAVE RESUMED FOR SOME ASSIGNMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA.

PLEASE SEE OUR CURRENT OFFERINGS LISTED BELOW.


NPCA is partnering with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to recruit qualified RPCVs for F2F assignments in West Africa and South America. Farmer-to-Farmer assignments are designed to provide opportunity for US technical experts to conduct short term consultancies that focus on capacity building of organizations and individuals globally. This work focuses on agricultural extension training, livelihood development, cooperative development, and horticulture, among others. 

This is a five-year partnership to implement the Farmer-to-Farmer USAID funded program. NPCA and Winrock International will focus on assignments in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal, and NPCA and NCBA CLUSA will focus on assignments in Peru, Ecuador, and Cambodia.

Assignments generally last one to four weeks. While the volunteer consultants donate their time and expertise, all travel and living expenses are covered, including round-trip airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation, and incidentals. Some assignments require at least 10 years of professional experience in the technical area requested and/or a language requirement.  Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA recognize the unique experience RPCVs bring to these short term assignments, having long standing relationships and working experience in their countries of Peace Corps service and professional careers.  NPCA is proud to partner with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to provide opportunities for RPCVs to make continued global social impacts.  

If you are interested in serving in a short-term assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed below, send a brief cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 






 

 

 

Current Opportunities

Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Important Note:  Assignments listed can either be conducted in person, following medical protocols of the Implementing Partner, or can be conducted remotely.  For remote assignments, US based volunteers will be paired with a local volunteer in the location of the assignment to complete the scope of work. The US based volunteer will collaborate with the local volunteer, who will conduct the in person requirements of the assignment. These assignments do not include travel to the country at this time and will be conducted completely remote.

If you are interested in serving in a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed below, send a brief cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.  All application materials must be submitted in English.

 

ECUADOR

Finance and Accounting Specialist

Country: Ecuador (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Loja

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish highly desirable

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in Fall 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Financial and accounting management in support of APECAEL, based in Loja, Ecuador. The Finance and Accounting Specialist will provide financial and accounting fundamentals for coffee producers (members) and the Board of Directors. Participants will understand how to interpret basic financial documents for producers and the importance of a sound financial management system and its influence on decision-making.

 

Sales and Marketing Specialist

Country: Ecuador (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Guayas

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish highly desirable

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in November-December 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Sales and Marketing Specialist to support Asociación de Producción Agropecuaria Cargo “ASOPROCARGO” team, based in Guayas, Ecuador. The Sales and Marketing Specialist will provide training so that by the end of this assignment participants will know: Marketing and sale strategies to increase their cacao beans, cacao paste and chocolate bar sales; how to sell their products using various tools such as social media platforms, improved advertising strategies, and overall improved sales skills; and methods to develop marketing material like brochures or banners using available software like PowerPoint or Microsoft Word.

 

EL SALVADOR

Digital Advertising Specialist

Country: El Salvador (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Jocoaitique

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish highly desirable

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in November, December 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Advertising Specialist to support Asociación Agropecuaria Caficultora de la Sierra Lenca de Morazán (ACALEM) team, based in Jocoaitique, El Salvador. The Digital Advertising Specialist will train ACALEM members to be able to communicate their stories to their clients and other stakeholders in a creative manner. It is an issue especially with international clients who can’t visit the farm and can’t interact with the members. Through a subtitled video, members can share their stories and these can reach customers no matter where they are located. The cooperative lacks these skills, so training some members to generate quality digital content could be an important differentiator to place its product in the markets of interest.

 

HONDURAS

Marketing Plan Development Specialist

Country: Honduras (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: La Paz

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in Fall 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Marketing Plan Development Specialist to support Pacayal Coffee, based in Honduras. The Marketing Plan Development Specialist will train participants in: How to develop a marketing plan for the international market with preference for Japan and the United States, and how to create innovative digital media for coffee trends and Pacayal´s products. 

 

Soil Analysis Specialist - Fertilization

Country: Honduras (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Intibucá

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in October 2021 or March 2022

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Soil Analysis Specialist to support Cooperativa Cafetalera San Miguelito, Limitada  (COCASMIL), based in Intibucá, Honduras. The Soil Analysis Specialist will train participants in: Soil characteristics and the nutritional requirements that the soil is missing to improve productivity and yield of the coffee crops. How to conduct a soil analysis using the appropriated equipment and/or traditional methods. Proper organic fertilizer formulations best suited for their soil and can adjust their current formula if necessary. How to define a soil management plan for the farms based on soil analysis before the coffee harvest. 

 

PERU

Cooperative Business Development Specialist 

Country: Peru (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Huanuco

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in Fall 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Cooperative Business Development Specialist to support Asociación de productores cacaoteros y cafetaleros del Valle del Monzón (APROCAF), based in Huanuco, Peru. The Cooperative Business Development Specialist will help participants understand  components of a strong business model and its connection to business sustainability, how to analyze and define an internal and external SWOT and CANVAS matrix, and if time permits train participants how to define their business concept (mission, vision) and establish strategic objectives.

 

Knowledge Transfer Specialist

Country: Peru (can be a remote or in person assignment)

Location: Huanuco

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in November-December, 2021

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Knowledge Transfer Specialist to support Cooperativa Agroindustrial Cacao Alto Huallaga (CAICAH), based in Huanuco, Peru. The Knowledge Transfer Specialist will help strengthen the Cooperative’s technical team’s competences to host meetings that reinforce members’ knowledge about by-laws and cooperative management. Alto Huallaga would like a volunteer to help strengthen the team’s knowledge transfer skills so they can talk with their members about bylaws, cooperative management and the effects of members' roles/behavior on its success (as a business).

 

 

WEST AFRICA

Long Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Project Implementation Support

We are not currently accepting applications for this assignment, but if you are interested in learning more about long term volunteer opportunities in 2022, please fill out this expression of interest form.  

NPCA, in partnership with Winrock International, places long term volunteers in Francophone West Africa to support the Farmer-to-Farmer country offices with project implementation and managment. 

Countries: Senegal, Guinea, Mali

Length of Assignment: 6-9 Months

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: French (Fluent/Advanced required)
Assignment Description: Assisting the Winrock Farmer-to-Farmer country office with project implementation support.  Duties may include: document translation, report writing, scope of work development, host organization assessment, and data collection. Applicants should have a strong background in agriculture.

**As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, these assignments are made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.**

 

If you are interested in serving in a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed above, send a brief cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.  All application materials must be submitted in English.

 

If you are interested in learning about upcoming international volunteers opportunities, please update your NPCA profile section "International Volunteer Activities" at the bottom of the page. You can upload your resume as well as sync to your LinkedIn profile. While updating your profile, please make sure your country of service information is correct. While you may update your privacy settings to make some information on your profile visible to members of the Peace Corps community and/or to the public, information under "International Volunteer Activities"and your resume are visible to NPCA administration only.

 

National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.